April 10, 2006

One to make sure--

--that Ed Flinn keeps dropping by: Unappealing sooty mangabeys at heart of research battle

The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — As monkeys go, sooty mangabeys aren't cute.

Big-fanged, gray and hairy, they simply stare when threatened. Few zoos stock them.

Sounds like my kind of people.

Some animal rights advocates can't even spell the species' name. [...]

Well, there's a shock...

Anyway, for all of your curiosity regarding unappealing sooty mangabeys...

(And yes, I have done this before, when I noted the similarity between mangabeys and the curious affectation some teen girls exhibit in wearing white eyeliner.)

UPDATE! Lest we neglect to mention it--Happy Birthday, Cheeta!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 10, 2006 02:20 PM

This post made me laugh out loud -- some mornings, Daughter's eye makeup looks startingly like war paint, or monkey faces, or badly applied applique. Whatever.

Other days, she looks startlingly beautiful and my heart aches.

I learned a long time ago to say nothing, regardless.

Posted by: Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at April 10, 2006 05:03 PM

Oh, of course not! I have found that only leads to spite makeup.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 11, 2006 07:01 AM